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MEDIA CONTACT:  Maggie Gunther
              954-762-5275, mgunther @fau.edu


FAU’s Fifth Annual Seaside Shindig Raises Scholarship Funds and Honors ‘Wave Makers’

                FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (March 9, 2010) – Florida Atlantic University’s National Alumni Association will host the fifth annual “Seaside Shindig” on Saturday, April 10 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at FAU’s SeaTech campus, 101 N. Beach Road, Dania Beach.  The Broward fundraiser is a catered event celebrating a commitment to higher education while recognizing the “Wave Makers” who have shown exceptional dedication to the University and its Broward campuses.
            This year’s honorees are Regent Bank as the corporate partner; HANDY as the community partner; and the Outstanding Alumni honoree will be announced at the event.  Additionally, the “Pearl of Broward” is a special award presented each year to an individual who has shown leadership, advocacy and support of FAU. This year, FAU Board of Trustees Chair Nancy Blosser will receive the prestigious award.  P.J. Rossi Jewelers is the official “Pearl of Broward” designer and five-time sponsor of the event.
            Honorary Chair Virginia “Ginny” Miller and event co-chairs Kathy Molinet ’95, ’04 and Kathy Kohler ’01 are pleased to host this event, which raises money to support student scholarships, as well as alumni initiatives at FAU. Annually, the event is attended by more than 200 top business and community leaders, FAU alumni and friends of the university.
            2010 event sponsors include James B. Pirtle Construction Company, Broward Education Foundation, Broward Health Foundation, Broward College, Regent Bank, State Farm Insurance and TRANE.  Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available.      
            For more information, contact Maggie Gunther at 954-762-5275 or mgunther@fau.edu.

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